# Chapter 8 - Section 8.1 - Area and Initial Postulates - Exercises - Page 359: 23

192 $ft^{2}$

#### Work Step by Step

A triangular corner of a store has been roped off to be used as an area for displaying Christmas ornaments. To find the area of the display section. The given triangle forms right angle triangle Area of a right triangle whose base has length b and altitude has length h is given by A = $\frac{1}{2}$ bh from given right triangle b = 16 ft h = 24 ft A = $\frac{1}{2}$ bh = $\frac{1}{2}$* 16 * 24 =192 $ft^{2}$

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